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2014-03-25 23:22:22

Saving Seafood Analysis Finds Author's Connection to the Sustainable Management of Atlantic Menhaden is Factually Inaccurate and Hyperbolic Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 A recent article on activist news website TakePart, "Yes, Shrimp Gelatin Is a Real Thing, and It Could Save a Lot of These Tiny Fish," by Alison Fairbrother of the Public Trust Project, discusses an innovative study by a Louisiana State University (LSU) researcher that recycles unused shrimp to...

2014-03-20 23:01:26

A new report from environmental group Oceana slams US fisheries for allegedly wasteful bycatch, but a Saving Seafood analysis shows the report ignores industry efforts and successes in by-catch reduction and conservation efforts. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Today, Oceana released a report and accompanying press release, Wasted Catch: Unsolved Bycatch Problems in U.S. Fisheries, which calls out nine U.S. fisheries for allegedly wasteful practices producing harmful levels of...

2013-12-10 16:24:58

Company to Close Cameron, Louisiana Facility and Retire Vessels to Increase Efficiencies HOUSTON, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty protein products, today announced a plan to streamline its Gulf of Mexico operations and increase efficiencies through the permanent closure of the Company's menhaden fish processing plant located in Cameron, Louisiana and the...

2013-11-18 23:00:46

GSMFC concludes that Gulf menhaden stock is not overfished, nor is overfishing occurring. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) has completed a comprehensive, three year stock assessment of the Gulf menhaden population and found that the stock is healthy and sustainable at current harvest levels. The assessment was conducted in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southeast Data, Assessment, and...

2013-05-20 20:20:32

REEDVILLE, Va., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), christened two new vessels at its Reedville, Virginia facility. The two vessels, named the F/V Rappahannock and the F/V Fleeton are state of the art menhaden fishing vessels and are the first new vessels christened by the company in over 20 years. Omega Protein is a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty protein products. "The addition of the...

2013-02-19 16:26:24

HOUSTON, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME), a nutritional ingredient company and the nation's leading vertically integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, will announce results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012 on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, after market close. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120717/NE41641LOGO) The Company will host a conference call with members of the executive...

2013-01-02 16:22:41

HOUSTON, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), a nutritional ingredient company and the nation's leading vertically integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today announced Bret Scholtes, the Company's President & Chief Executive Officer, and Andrew Johannesen, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer will present at the 15(th) Annual ICR XChange Conference on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 1:35 p.m. ET in Miami,...

2012-12-17 08:24:56

HOUSTON, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), a nutritional ingredient Company and the nation's leading vertically integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, announced today that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has approved a 20% decrease in fish catch for the Atlantic Coast menhaden bait and reduction fisheries. The decrease is based on the 2009 to 2011 three year catch average and is expected to take...

2012-12-12 12:21:55

LANDOVER, Md., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, December 14, 2012 the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will vote on new regulations for the Atlantic menhaden fishery. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400 and the Maryland State Conference NAACP are working with appointed and elected officials, as well as with leaders in reduction and bait companies, toward policies that will protect this important resource and those whose jobs depend upon...

2012-10-22 15:25:49

HOUSTON, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME), a nutritional ingredient company and the nation's leading vertically integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, will announce results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012 on Monday, November 5, 2012, after market close. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120717/NE41641LOGO) The Company will host a conference call with members of the executive management...


Latest Menhaden Reference Libraries

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2009-01-20 20:20:20

The Gulf Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) is a species of marine fish that belongs to the Clupeidae family. Its range encompasses the entirety of the Gulf of Mexico shore waters, with the exception of the extreme eastern Yucatan peninsula and western Cuba. The center of population is located in the northwest Gulf, near Louisiana and Texas where they are very numerous. In the southern Gulf, their range overlaps with the Finescale Menhaden (Brevoortia gunteri). In the eastern Gulf its range...

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2009-01-13 18:56:35

The Atlantic Bonito (Sarda sarda) is a species of mackerel-like fish found commonly in the Atlantic Ocean where it is an important commercial and game fish. This fish travels in large schools and is common offshore in the vicinity of New York where it is locally known as "˜skipjack' because of its habit of jumping from the water. However, the name "˜skipjack' normally refers to the Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis). Atlantic Bonito grow up to 30 inches in length and weigh 10 to 12...

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2007-04-03 00:27:56

The Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) is a silvery, highly compressed fish in the herring family, Clupeidae. A filter feeder, it lives on plankton caught in midwater. An adult fish can filter up to four gallons of water a minute and they play an important role in clarifying ocean water. They are also a natural check to the deadly red tide. Menhaden occur in large numbers in the North Atlantic, ranging from Nova Scotia, Canada to central Florida, USA. They swim in large schools, some...

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